Vintage 1964 Tudor Prince Oysterdate "Small Rose" Ref 7966, Serviced Tudor 2462. Recently serviced, It is keeping time to within -15 seconds a day.
This is a beautiful vintage Tudor Prince Oysterdate with the small rose signing on the dial. The reference number is 7966 and the serial number dates the watch to 1964. This is a classic sports watch from the period at a fraction of the price of a Rolex Oyster, with the case, crown and many other parts having commonality between the models. The case measures 34.5mm excluding the Rolex logo signed crown.
The radially brushed silver dial has a beautiful sunburst in the light which catches the eye very well and draws many compliments. The 12, 6, 9 hour markers are a silver base rectangle with a gold applied strip in the centre. These are a very nice feature which balances the watch with the original magnified date window.
The watch has its original Alpha style hands in excellent condition.
Due to the sensitive nature of vintage watches, this should be treated as not being water resistant, even if the watch is marked as it and meant to be.
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An incredibly well preserved dial with no obvious signs of wear, discolouration, or ageing. A couple of very small surface scratches. Maintains its fantastic sunburst finish.
The hands are original and have no signs of wear or corrosion. Excellent condition.
The crystal is original and is in very good condition.
The crown is original and screws down correctly, with the thread having been re-dressed. Classic Oyster patent.
The case is Stainless Steel and is in good condition with no dents or deep scratching, only light surface scratches.
In good condition, some minor wear to the words "by" and "Rolex". Strong edge on the coin edge back which is an area of wear to watch for.
A new debeer Europa Lizard grain 18mm strap with stainless steel buckle, not marked Tudor, not original. A very nice strap nonetheless.
A recently serviced Tudor 2462 movement. Keeping time to -15 seconds a day with an amplitude of 280 and a beat error of 0.3 m/s.
Case width: 34.5mm
Case width with crown: 37.5mm
Case length: 33mm
Lug to lug measurement: 40.7mm
Case depth: 10mm
Lug width: 19mm